360 Camera Techniques

New updated video tutorial for Xiaomi Mi Sphere

I’ve updated my tutorial for the Xiaomi Mi Sphere, including a faster workflow.
Here is a detailed tutorial for Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 3.5K 360 panoramic camera.  This tutorial has been updated for Mi Sphere iOS app 1.6.4 and Mi Sphere Android and above.

Here is the video:

Xiaomi is available here: https://goo.gl/kO0CuA  (GearBest ships to 260+ countries, and I usually get my orders from them in just one week from China to Los Angeles)
Photos: https://roundme.com/tour/147936/view/374315/
Video for comparison: https://goo.gl/qtE3tn
Workflow and other info: https://youtu.be/GxuwONmLTGE
Unstitched files to try: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4RnW2_ZeadSamJpSURuQzktSEU

00:32 – taking photos and videos without a smartphone
04:15 – shooting photos with the app (including why)
09:18 – shooting videos with the app
10:22 – viewing and sharing photos
13:43 – viewing and sharing videos
25:26 – Summary

Changes from previous tutorial (mostly after 13:34):
08:36 – both iOS and Android now allow 32 second shutter speed
11:52 – app has been translated fully
13:34 – why you should not use the share function in the app
16:03 – both iOS and Android now exports stabilized 360 video just like Android
16:30 – Android can now export without freezing / getting stuck
17:07 – exported videos now have 360 metadata (Android only; see suggestions for iOS)
17:25 – direct sharing to social media
18:57 – what to do if your phone is crashing on export
21:47 – faster workflow with Micro SD card
exported photos now have 360 metadata
both iOS and Android now have video editor

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or contact me via Facebook.com/360rumors

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  • Hi Mic, I need your help, yesterday arrived my Camera and I prove it and everything worked fine, but today I actualized the firmware and the app in my smartphone (nexus 6p) dont sincronized with the camera, after a moment the camera doesn’t want to turn on, the blue lights blink, I don’t know how to reboot the camera, I don’t understand Chinese.

    HEPL ME!



    • Hi David. Please check the Xiaomi group on Facebook. There are 2 other people who have the same issue as you: facebook.com/groups/mijia360cam

      Best regards,

  • I want to know what Xiaomi Recommendation software in order to view or editing the still 360 photos or videos from Desktop (windows 10)?

    • Hi Paul there are many software for editing 360 photos and videos. For a simple video editor, try Collect (Android) or V360 (iOS or Android). For photos, try the Theta+ app (iOS or Android). For Windows, 360 video editors include CyberLink ActionDirector 2, Cyberlink Powerdirector, Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus 2017, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 20.5, Magix Video Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro.